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Apr 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM
The Lane County Board of Commission said they are behind legislation that would allow counties across Oregon to levy their own tax on tobacco products, but opponents said the proposed bill is aimed at the poor and addicted.
Mar 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM
After Sequestration phases in across the nation, number-crunchers in Eugene are still trying to figure out how the cuts will unfold across Lane County.
Jan 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Lane County Commissioners have taken the first step toward a putting a tax levy on the May ballot that would fund more county jail beds.

Commissioners voted Wednesday to take the ballot measure idea to first base. They...
Jan 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM
The sheriff predicts having to cut another 50 beds from the local jail and reduce the number of deputies on patrol in Lane County to a dozen.
Apr 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Starting next month, Lane County will be the only major county in Oregon without a medical examiner's office.
Mar 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Dorena area neighbors are preparing to prevent crime - on their own - in the face of staff cuts at the Lane County sheriff's Office.
Feb 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM
Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken weighs in on the future of county payments
Jul 26, 2011 at 2:31 PM
From a press release Nearly 5,000 babies will be born premature in Oregon this year, and local business leaders, including Debbie Leiken, VP & Commercial Brand Manager of Home Federal Bank, are working with March of Dimes to change this. Debbie...
Jul 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM
In 2000, a federal program sent $44 million to Lane County to support vital services like law enforcement and roads. That payment has dwindled to $15 million this year - and flatlines at zero next year unless Congress takes action.
Jul 20, 2011 at 5:23 PM
EUGENE, Ore. - Counties in Oregon and elsewhere have historically received a percentage of the revenues from timber harvested on federal lands to help pay for schools, law enforcement and other programs. But when the timber harvest took a dive, that...
Jun 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM
The agenda called for a 15-minute public hearing, but that wasn't the case Wednesday with the coming fiscal year's budget for Lane County government on the line.
May 18, 2011 at 12:55 PM
After a glowing and very public performance review, the Lane County Commissioners are moving forward to make acting County Administrator Liane Richardson a more permanent fixture.
Apr 14, 2011 at 4:35 PM
EUGENE, Ore. -  An overarching Lane County board called the Metropolitan Policy Committee picked West 6th and 7th Avenues for the EmX extension - but with strings attached. Eugene's City Council and LTD already voted for the West 6th/7th option, and...
Apr 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM
The Metropolitan Policy Committee decided Thursday where to put a controversial Eugene bus route. The question now, though, is whether to build at all.
Jan 13, 2011 at 5:36 PM
Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg gave her first State of the City address Thursday. It's a new year, but Lundberg said the city is dealing with old problems.